"Have policemen turned into perverts? How could they film someone's private moments? Police should be ashamed of their act," said Nandini Gopal, a college-goer in India's IT hub.
Police said that they were forced to take up "camera" and keep a tab on couples after they received various complaints from elderly citizens about indecent behaviour of youths in public spaces.
Additional commissioner of police, law and order, T Suneel Kumar, denied that police were into moral policing but were only acting on various complaints. "We have been receiving complaints, especially from elderly citizens, about people indulging in shady activities in the park. Looking at the magnitude of the complaints, we decided to go for the drive," he said.
Though youths are miffed, many are supporting the latest move by police. "Policemen are doing the right thing. Public spaces are not meant for lovers to share intimate moments. Such indecent behaviour causes lot of embarrassment to elderly, children and others. Lovers should maintain decorum in public places," said S Rama Reddy, a retired bank employee.